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Joy Harjo

article Tulsans of the Year: Poetry found Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate (12/8/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Joy Harjo knew her life was going to change when she answered a telephone call from the Librarian of Congress. Carla Hayden called Harjo earlier this year...
article Art as service: U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s work has its mystical qualities and yet belongs to everyone (11/30/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Joy Harjo, the U.S. poet laureate, was born and raised in Oklahoma, but New Mexico has been her second home. She thinks of herself as a “dual...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

California Gaming

article Casino Insider: Where to eat at Southern California casinos for Christmas (12/7/2019)
(California) -- It seems like Thanksgiving was just last week (and it was), but now the area’s casinos are looking ahead to Christmas. Here’s what they...
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Colville Tribe

article From Nespelem to Niagara Falls, James Pakootas of the Colville Confederated Tribes is a portrait of resilience (12/7/2019)
(Washington) -- From being incarcerated in federal prison to taking center stage at the Native American Music Awards, James Pakootas of the Colville Confederated Tribes...
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First Nations

article A life of fighting monsters leaves coyote battling PTSD in new Indigenous tale (12/7/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A new book teaches about mental health issues with Indigenous storytelling, incorporating the Okanagan language nsyilxcən. In Blue Coyote,...
article Kelly Fraser on why singing in Inuktitut is important to her (12/3/2019)
(North Canada) -- The first time I met Kelly Fraser, Inuk pop singer, she was getting ready to head to the Junos after being nominated for her album, Sedna. Her second...
article Alberta golfer fights to claim hole-in-one prize SUV from summer tournament (11/29/2019)
(Alberta) -- Percy Potts said a last minute prayer before swinging his club on the par-3 17th hole at Goose Hummock golf course. The ball landed eight feet from the hole...
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Navajo Nation

article ‘Baby Shark’ creators plan Navajo version of popular video (12/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- Creators of the popular video “Baby Shark,” whose “doo doo doo” song was played at the World Series in October, are developing a...
article 'Baby Shark' creators plan Navajo version of popular video (12/3/2019)
(Arizona) -- Creators of the popular video "Baby Shark," whose "doo doo doo" song was played at the World Series in October and has been a viral hit...
article Navajo Country Music Pays Tribute to ‘Indian Cowboys’ and Outlaw Legends (11/30/2019)
(New Mexico) -- They started out from hamlets deep in the Navajo Nation, driving hours on washboard roads. When the Saturday night crowd finally arrived at Redd’s, the...
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Hard Rock

article Hard Rock unveils giant gingerbread house (12/6/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa recently unveiled its 2019 gingerbread house, which pays homage to the nostalgic wonder of Toyland.
article The Who returning to South Florida for concert at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood (12/4/2019)
(Florida) -- Rock icons the Who will bring their superb Moving On! Tour back to South Florida for a performance in the intimate confines of Hard Rock Live at Seminole...
article Michael Bolton will bring his 'Symphony Sessions' show to Tampa's Hard Rock (12/2/2019)
(Florida) -- Michael Bolton, the Grammy-winning '90s heartthrob that once had arguably the best mullet in the game, is coming to the Hard Rock in Tampa.
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Agua Caliente

article Parking and traffic top concerns at public hearing on planned entertainment arena on tribal land (12/5/2019)
(California) -- The Palm Springs City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday urging developers of the $250 million entertainment arena planned for tribal-...
article Palm Springs police, fire departments request $25 million to cope with new downtown arena (12/4/2019)
(California) -- Palm Springs' fire and police departments say they will need nearly $20 million for new equipment and facilities and $3.6 million annually to bolster...
article Palm Springs report says arena project is short 1,603 parking spaces, city may need meters (12/4/2019)
(California) -- Palm Springs could need parking meters, residential parking permit systems, and changes to on-street parking times to handle the influx of people...
article Planned Palm Springs entertainment arena has big water needs, adds to city climate footprint (12/4/2019)
(California) -- The planned downtown Palm Springs entertainment arena, like many desert projects, is a thirsty one, requiring almost 12 million gallons of water each...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Kaskade Reportedly Suing KAOS for Canceling His Shows (12/5/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- It looks like Palms Casino Resort's KAOS woes won't end at the money they've lost to the club's short-lived run. It has been reported that...
article Las Vegas Nightlife Exec Ryan Perrings Launches The Brightside Agency (12/5/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Even for a town loves over-the-top-superlatives as much as Las Vegas, 34-year-old Ryan Perrings has racked up a press portfolio of headlines that most...
article Guest at The Orleans wins $100K jackpot in Las Vegas (12/4/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A visitor from Texas won a $100,000 jackpot at The Orleans hotel-casino on Dec. 1, according to the property.
article Aerosmith's Steven Tyler sparks rumors Las Vegas is changing slogan (12/3/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas could be changing its famous slogan from 'What Happens In Vegas, Stays in Vegas', it has been reported, after Steven Tyler led a chant...
article The Weeknd Takes Over The Las Vegas Strip For His Dazzling ’Heartless’ Video (12/3/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Less than a week after debuting his first new track since 2018’s My Dear Melancholy, Abel Tesfaye — better known as The Weeknd — is back...
article BLOG: 20 Things Guys Do That Las Vegas Casino Staff Can't Stand (12/2/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Heading to the casino is a pretty popular activity for a lot of guys, especially those who are looking to let loose, have fun and maybe even win a little...
article Trump dropped from Terry Fator’s show on Las Vegas Strip (11/30/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- One could excuse Terry Fator for simply cleaning his puppets, clearing his voice and rolling with the same show he’s performed since winning “...
article Damien Hirst Adds Iconic Artworks to Vans Sk8-Hi and Slip-On Silhouettes (11/26/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Vans has partnered with Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and legendary British artist Damien Hirst for a series of silhouettes that bring his iconic style...
article Visitor from Hawaii hits jackpot over $1 million in downtown Las Vegas (11/26/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- One Las Vegas visitor had a profitable trip to the "Ninth Island" after hitting a jackpot worth more than $1 million in downtown. A visitor from...
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Red Lake Tribe

article Celebrate the holiday with a Native twist, visit Red Earth’s Tree Fest (12/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Celebrate the holidays with a Native twist. The Red Earth Art Center has partnered with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City to celebrate the holiday...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Cherokee artist showcase at Rotunda Gallery (12/4/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A showing of new works and a series of prints by Jenean Hornbuckle, a landscape painter, will open with an artist reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday...
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MMIW

article Play shines light on struggles endured by MMIWG families (12/4/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The Hours That Remain is about the struggles families endure after an Indigenous woman or girl goes missing — struggles often suffered in silence.
article Operation Lady Justice features artwork by D.G. Smalling of Choctaw Nation (11/27/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Operation Lady Justice, a government-wide initiative aimed at addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans, is named after artwork...
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Osage Tribe

article NAC: Perspective on the Osage reign of terror (12/4/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- With a best-selling book and upcoming movie, the tragedy of the multiple murders of Osage people in the 1920s is getting a lot of attention. Descendants of...
article Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Will Start Filming in March (12/2/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman is now on Netflix and will probably be a contender come Oscar season. But Scorsese is already moving on to other...
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Poarch Creek

article Wind Creek forging ahead with plans for 270-room hotel with spa, bar, pool (12/4/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Wind Creek Hospitality is delivering on its promise to get started on its hotel expansion plans immediately. The new owners of the Southside Bethlehem...
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Sports in Las Vegas

article Vegas Golden Knights-themed bingo coming to Arizona Charlie's (12/4/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Arizona Charlie's locations on Boulder Highway and Decatur Boulevard announced it would host a Vegas Golden Knights-themed bingo games. On Dec. 19,...
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Seneca Niagara

article Woman says she was asked to leave casino because of her service dog (12/3/2019)
(New York) -- Bella is a three year old Pomeranian. She's always by Marryellen Jurczak's side, that's because Bella is her service dog. “She knows when...
article Seneca Niagara Tree lighting ceremony featuring Vanessa Williams (12/2/2019)
(New York) -- Take a gamble and check out the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino tree lighting being held on Wednesday, December 4. Santa arrives at 5:30pm with Mrs....
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Truth and Reconciliation

article Truth and Reconciliation for Native Peoples Begins in Maine (12/3/2019)
(Indian Country) -- The Wabanaki, “People of the Dawn,” have lived for 13,000 years in the land better known today as Maine and parts of Canada. There were...
1 Article on this Issue

Ilani Casino

article Kicking off the giving season with ilani (12/2/2019)
(Washington) -- Hundreds of community members from around the county gathered together at ilani Casino on Wednesday for its annual tree lighting celebration. Starting at...
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Steve Wynn

article Steve Wynn Emerges at LA Restaurant Known for Spotting Celebs (12/2/2019)
(California) -- Disgraced casino tycoon Steve Wynn emerged from hiding last week at Craig’s in Los Angeles, a West Hollywood restaurant on Melrose Avenue...
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Standing Rock Sioux

article Photograph of climate activist at Standing Rock to be preserved at Library of Congress (11/30/2019)
(North Dakota) -- When 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation last month, she squeezed in a brief photo shoot to...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Here's How Encore Boston Is Transformed for Holidays (11/29/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The crews at Encore Boston Harbor Casino started decking the halls weeks ago. Here's an inside look at how they transform the property:
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Alcatraz

article Stephen Shames : Alcatraz is Not an Island (11/28/2019)
(California) -- I went to Alcatraz with my friend and fellow photographer Alan Copeland soon after Indians of All Tribes claimed the island. I became friends with...
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Pechanga Casino

article Rock out at Pechanga this weekend with Third Eye Blind, Bret Michaels (Nov. 29-Dec. 5) (11/27/2019)
(California) -- The Temecula resort will be the place to go to get a dose of alternative rock when Third Eye Blind stops there on its Screamer Tour. The San Francisco-...
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Foxwoods

article Survivor casino tour to stop at Foxwoods (11/26/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Rock band Survivor has put together a short tour of casinos in 2020 that will include a stop at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The group will play the...
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Thanksgiving

article Native American Playwright Larissa FastHorse Taking Down White Wokeness (11/25/2019)
(California) -- Award-winning writer, Larissa Fasthorse is serving up some holiday satire in her latest project. As a Native American playwright, she skewers the...
article SNL: First Thanksgiving (11/24/2019)
(New York) -- Pocahontas’ (Melissa Villaseñor) boyfriend, John Smith (Beck Bennett), comes over for Thanksgiving dinner with her family (Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph...
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Wounded Knee

article BOOK: The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee (11/25/2019)
(USA) -- Much of what has been taught in schools, and propagated through popular culture about the role of Indians (the term used by the author throughout this book) in...
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Mississippi Gaming

article One-of-a-kind Christmas display up at Beau Rivage Casino Resort (11/23/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Christmas decorations are starting to appear around the Gulf Coast. Every year, Beau Rivage puts up the most extravagant holiday display. It takes days...
1 Article on this Issue

Blackfeet Nation

article 'Blackfeet Flood' documentary to debut Monday on public TV (11/22/2019)
(Montana) -- “We never talked.” “I’ve never told anyone before.” “No one wanted to know.” Again and again, survivors of the...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation's 'Osiyo' documentaries featured at native festival in Los Angeles (11/22/2019)
(California) -- Two short documentaries from the Cherokee Nation’s Emmy award-winning series, “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” have been named...
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Other News

article Anthology gathers 17 stories inspired by great American paintings (12/7/2019)
(USA) -- Writers take their inspiration from a variety of sources: an unforgettable face, an overheard conversation or perhaps a painting. The well-known crime writer...
article Authorities Seek Help Locating Stolen Native American Items (12/7/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Authorities are seeking help finding several Native American pieces that were stolen during a residential burglary near Salina.
article Ojibway language card game teaches kids over 100 variations of 'farts' (12/7/2019)
(Canada) -- The author of an Ojibway book and card game is hoping potty humour will encourage young people to learn the language. "I wanted to make the kind of book...
article Artist carries on family tradition (12/7/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Jessa Rae Growing Thunder attended her first Santa Fe Indian Market when she was 1 week old. Born at the University of New Mexico Hospital, she traveled...
article Music Maker: “The Unsustainable Sessions” by Klee Benally (12/7/2019)
(USA) -- Diné recording artist Klee Benally just unleashed his new album and we are putting a spotlight on it. “The Unsustainable Sessions” is his second...
article Native American artist’s prison past influences his animal art (12/7/2019)
(California) -- A lot has changed for Henry Frank since he got out of prison six years ago. He got married and spends his days working for United Markets and William...
article Native American artist’s prison past influences his animal art (12/7/2019)
(California) -- A lot has changed for Henry Frank since he got out of prison six years ago. He got married and spends his days working for United Markets and William...
article Native American Rapper Hope Provides History Lesson on the 60’s Scoop on ‘Red Man’ Album (12/7/2019)
(Canada) -- Lin-Manuel Miranda schooled many on the Alexander Hamilton era of American history with catchy and clever rap songs in the hit Broadway show Hamilton. Now,...
article This indigenous design is being returned after a century away (12/7/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The Jemez Mountains are a rust-colored cluster of volcanic peaks in New Mexico. Across centuries, they’ve spewed hot ash onto the land below—...
article Yes, Billy Jack went to Washington. He did not enjoy his visit. (12/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- “Billy Jack Goes to Washington” was the final film in Tom Laughlin’s Indian rebel series. I saw it at its Washington premiere in...
article Your gift guide to supporting Indigenous artists and businesses this holiday season (12/7/2019)
(Canada) -- Helping support Indigenous businesses, artists and crafters around the holidays is easy. It's as simple as "buy stuff," says Inuk artist Jason...
article OP/ED: The Disney+ disclaimer is a lackluster one at best (12/6/2019)
(Internet) -- Disney unveiled its new streaming service, Disney Plus, Nov. 12. Disney plans on competing with streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu by offering their...
article "It's heartbreaking": Newseum to close amid financial trouble (12/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Approaching the Newseum from afar is like walking toward a temple. A stone tablet inscribed with the First Amendment looms several stories tall...
article "Never Alone" video game brings Alaska Native culture to the masses (12/6/2019)
(Alaska) -- Let’s face it, video games are everywhere, from the OG days of console gaming to the present, when games can be found on your phone, computer, watch!...
article This indigenous design is being returned after a century away (12/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The Jemez Mountains are a rust-colored cluster of volcanic peaks in New Mexico. Across centuries, they’ve spewed hot ash onto the land below—...
article Indigenous Oscar consideration: 'This is an important step forward' (12/6/2019)
(Hollywood) -- Earlier in November 2019, Jason Ryle, the Executive Director of imagineNATIVE, announced that his organizations’ years of hard work to be recognized...
article Long Sidelined, Native Artists Finally Receive Their Due (12/6/2019)
(New York) -- Museums are beginning to rewrite the story they tell about American art, and this time, they’re including the original Americans. Traditionally,...
article Tony Enos: Your favorite Two-Spirit Santa (12/6/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- What could be better than Two-Spirit Cherokee pop artist Tony Enos reeking holiday havoc at a Philadelphia Macy’s, and on the city’s...
article Native American Fine Arts Festival returns in January (12/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- The 28th Invitational Native American Fine Arts Festival takes place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 12 in the Center of Town, Wigwam...
article How ‘Baby Shark’ is Helping Save Navajo Language (12/5/2019)
(California) -- Children love the song. Parents call it an “earworm” because once they hear it, it continues to pop uninvited into their heads: “Baby...

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